Friday, June 29, 2012

Seeking PARDON for Shaina Sepuvado

http://www.change.org/petitions/pardon-shaina-sepulvado-who-received-lwop-at-16?utm_campaign=share_button_mobile&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition


Excerpt...please read and share full article........PLEASE sign petition on above URL


Shaina Sepulvado, who was sentenced at the age of 16 to LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE for the murder of her abusive step-father in 2007. Here are the reasons we believe Shaina needs and deserves an immediate pardon:.............


All children deserve a "chance", redemption, with the recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling, this child's case should be facing a review of her sentencing.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FREE SARA KRUZAN~~~WHO IS SARA KRUZAN?


WHO IS SARA KRUZAN?

Sara is a child-sex-trafficking victim who has spent the last 18 years in prison for killing her abuser and pimp when she was only 16-years old. 
Please read full article, join us in our campaign to FREE SARA





Thursday, June 21, 2012

Juvenile Justice: Civil citations instead of arrests working

http://www.flcourier.com/flflorida/8481-juvenile-justice-civil-citations-instead-of-arrests-working


"Children as young as five or six have been arrested, said Martinez, "and that information follows them for life, even if the case is dismissed in Florida, even if this person doesn’t have any future problems."


Arresting such young children is asinine. There must be alternative solutions in place, to help parents, children in their daily lives. Arresting, slapping them in a detention center IS NOT THE ANSWER. IMO

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Juvenile justice changes cutting costs

http://capitolcomments.blogs.theledger.com/10245/juvenile-justice-changes-cutting-costs/


All children deserve a "chance". Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect, learning from mistakes, with guidance and counseling is imperative for children, NOT lock them up and throw away the key, IMO

Friday, June 8, 2012

Supreme Court May Modify Punishment for Youngest Offenders

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/247pr/285015


Excerpt...please read full article


The U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon rule on whether sentencing young offenders to life without parole is cruel and unusual punishment, in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Race and Support for Harsh Penalties for Juveniles

http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2012/06/07/race-and-support-for-harsh-penalties-for-juveniles/


Excerpt...please read full article.......

In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to impose the death penalty on people who had committed their crimes before the age of 18. In this term, it is weighing whether life without parole is also a penalty too severe for people who, in the eyes of many, do not possess the same level of self-control, maturity, and comprehension of the consequences of their actions as adults.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Thanks to Mr. Chambers, for sharing this most important message, it is greatly appreciated.

Hi Justice – Law Reform for “Juveniles”
My name is Chase Chambers and I represent SnagFilms – an online catalog of over 3,000 titles composed of mainly documentaries and independent films that can be streamed and embedded at any time for free. SnagFilms also allows its viewers to go beyond the viewing experience and ties in similar charities with most of our films so our viewers can easily and readily become involved in a number of helpful efforts.
We would like you to know about a film of ours – Tattooed Tears – a documentary that goes inside a California juvenile correctional facility and shows us an environment that has disregarded the intention of rehabilitation for a group of teenagers and young men. Though this film is older, it is still one that takes a hard look at how a mishandled environment can physically, mentally, and emotionally effect young people at a crucial point of their maturity.
Tattooed Tears can be watched here for free:
The film can also be embedded into a blog by clicking the button directly underneath the video that looks like this: < >. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions about embedding the film.
Thanks,
Chase